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1st Session of the Preparatory Committee Established by the UN General Assembly Resolution 69/292 “Development of an International Legally Binding Instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction”

28 March - 8 April 2016 | UN headquarters, New York

Highlights for Tuesday, 29 March 2016

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A species of Lionfish from Dauin, the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Marcelo Halpern

On Tuesday, 29 March 2016, the PrepCom plenary convened throughout the day to continue to hear general statements and start discussions on: the scope of an international legally binding instrument (ILBI) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) and its relationship with other instruments; and guiding approaches and principles.​

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, is providing daily web coverage and daily reports from the 1st Session of the Preparatory Committee Established by the UN General Assembly Resolution 69/292 “Development of an International Legally Binding Instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction.” In addition, IISD Reporting Services, has published a summary and analysis report of the meeting, which is available in HTML and PDF formats.
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View of the room of PrepCom 1 from the perspective of the dais



Amena Yauvoli
, Fiji

Josel Mostajo, the Philippines


Yves Suter, Switzerland

Jung So-hyun, Republic of Korea

Tek Prasad Dhungana, Nepal



Jihyun Lee
, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Takehiro Nakamura, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)



Ward Appeltans
, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

Merete Tandstad, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)


Lisa Speer, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Paul Holthus, International Chamber of Commerce and World Ocean Council

Lora Nordtvedt Reeve, Ocean Care


L-R: Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS); Chair Eden
Charles
, Trinidad and Tobago
; Alice Hicuburundi, UNDOALOS; and Charlotte Salpin, UNDOALOS


Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli, Director, UNDOALOS

Chair Eden Charles, Trinidad and Tobago


Sergey Leonidchenko, Russian Federation

Sidney Kemble, the Netherlands


Tanyarat Mungkalarungsi, Thailand, on behalf of the G-77/China


Lydia Slobodian, IUCN

Duncan Currie, Greenpeace International


Evan Bloom, US


Delegates from Indonesia consulting


Delegates from the Philippines discussing elements to be included in the draft text


L-R: John Brincat, EU, in conversation with Kimo Goree, Vice-President, IISD


L-R: Tom Diederen, René Lefeber, Wini Broadbelt and Sidney Kemble, the Netherlands





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